Dallas Alleges ‘Spiritual Organization’ Operating As Club Without A License

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Step inside The Fenix and it certainly feels like a nightclub.

Electronic dance music pulses from the speakers while colorful lasers shoot light across an otherwise dark room. But the nightspot’s management have a deeper perspective, though, on what happens there.

“We’re a nonprofit spiritual organization,” said Danny Hundly, a manager for the Downtown nightspot, which was formerly known as The Darkside.

Its owner, Glen Hudson, got in trouble with the Dallas Police Department last year for operating a dance club without a proper license.

That’s when he claimed he was actually operating a youth outreach ministry.

“We dance as a form of worship,” Hundley said. “People go to church or they go out to get away from their normal lives and reconnect with themselves. This is a way for kids to do that.”

In court records, however, the city of Dallas claims there’s nothing religioius within those walls.

“Only a ‘rave club’ that offers young people a place to drink, dance, have sex and buy, sell, and use illegal drugs,” an affidavit reads.

During just four undercover visits this year, detectives allege they’ve made 15 drug buys.

The former manager – known as Tommy Gunn – was also arrested for allegedly supplying young girls with drugs and sexually assaulting them.

“Whatever happened here in the past, we’re trying to fix it,” Hundley said.

A new crop of managers led by Hundley says they hope to survive a lawsuit by the city seeking to shut the venue down. This weekend they’re making a push to raise $20,000 for legal fees.

They’ve also made the decision to open the club up for scrutiny.

“I hope they see we’re trying to make it happen; we’re trying to cooperate,” Hundley said.

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  • Suzy-Q

    maybe the better question is aren’t most churches right wing propaganda machines? endorsing issues and candidates in elections? we need to stop their tax-exempt status. stay out of politics and you can keep your tax-exempt status and focus on helping your fellow man.

    • NORML

      very true..reigion is a state of mind.
      G ood
      O rderly
      D irection

      Who is to say my G.O.D. is not not a benifit to mankind. Sounds to me like someone does not agree, and want it shut down. If that is the case we need to shut the others down also. I have been to church as a youth, and we did not have laser lights back then, but there sure was everthing else on “youth night”

      Just becase we dont agree with you, does not discount our god and reigion. and make your right.

    • cc

      Jesus said both his kingdom and his followers would be “no part of the world” So any religion that claims to follow him and yet is dabbling in things like night life and politics, is obviously by their actions not who they proport to be. Jesus also said by their fruits you would recognize the non true christians, he compared them to bad fruit, and he also warned that an apostacy of so call christians would be prevelant in the last days too, making it harder for people to identify the true christians. Just read these scriptures below and see for yourself what the Bible has to say about the very thing that you have noticed for yourself. I think you will find it very interesting reading. The thing is, there is still one true religion that can be found actually doing God’s will and not straying from the early teachings of Christ. These people will be knocking on your door very soon, offering to help teach you from your own Bible, for free, the Good News about God and his Kingdom by Jesus Christ. These true followers are following Christs command to teach and doing so for free. So next time one knocks on your door, instead of pretending not to be home, try listening to what they have to share from the Bible, you might just lean something you can appreciate:

      (Matthew 7:13-14) . . .Go in through the narrow gate; because broad and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are the ones going in through it;  whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are the ones finding it.

      (Matthew 7:15-23) . . .“Be on the watch for the false prophets that come to YOU in sheep’s covering, but inside they are ravenous wolves. By their fruits YOU will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they?  Likewise every good tree produces fine fruit, but every rotten tree produces worthless fruit;  a good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, neither can a rotten tree produce fine fruit.  Every tree not producing fine fruit gets cut down and thrown into the fire.  Really, then, by their fruits YOU will recognize those [men].  “Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will.  Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?’  And yet then I will confess to them: I never knew YOU! Get away from me, YOU workers of lawlessness. . .
      (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4) . . .Let no one seduce YOU in any manner, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. He is set in opposition and lifts himself up over everyone who is called “god” or an object of reverence, so that he sits down in the temple of The God, publicly showing himself to be a god.

      (1 Timothy 4:1-2) . . .However, the inspired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and teachings of demons, by the hypocrisy of men who speak lies. . .

      2 Corinthians 11:13-15) . . .For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.  And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps transforming himself into an angel of light.  It is therefore nothing great if his ministers also keep transforming themselves into ministers of righteousness. But their end shall be according to their works. . .

      (2 Peter 2:1-22) . . .However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among YOU. These very ones will quietly bring in destructive sects and will disown even the owner that bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves. 2 Furthermore, many will follow their acts of loose conduct, and on account of these the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. 3 Also, with covetousness they will exploit YOU with counterfeit words. But as for them, the judgment from of old is not moving slowly, and the destruction of them is not slumbering. 4 Certainly if God did not hold back from punishing the angels that sinned, but, by throwing them into Tar′ta‧rus, delivered them to pits of dense darkness to be reserved for judgment; 5 and he did not hold back from punishing an ancient world, but kept Noah, a preacher of righteousness, safe with seven others when he brought a deluge upon a world of ungodly people; 6 and by reducing the cities Sod′om and Go‧mor′rah to ashes he condemned them, setting a pattern for ungodly persons of things to come; 7 and he delivered righteous Lot, who was greatly distressed by the indulgence of the law-defying people in loose conduct— 8 for that righteous man by what he saw and heard while dwelling among them from day to day was tormenting his righteous soul by reason of their lawless deeds— 9 Jehovah knows how to deliver people of godly devotion out of trial, but to reserve unrighteous people for the day of judgment to be cut off, 10 especially, however, those who go on after flesh with the desire to defile [it] and who look down on lordship. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble at glorious ones but speak abusively, 11 whereas angels, although they are greater in strength and power, do not bring against them an accusation in abusive terms, [not doing so] out of respect for Jehovah. 12 But these [men], like unreasoning animals born naturally to be caught and destroyed, will, in the things of which they are ignorant and speak abusively, even suffer destruction in their own [course of] destruction, 13 wronging themselves as a reward for wrongdoing. They consider luxurious living in the daytime a pleasure. They are spots and blemishes, indulging with unrestrained delight in their deceptive teachings while feasting together with YOU. 14 They have eyes full of adultery and unable to desist from sin, and they entice unsteady souls. They have a heart trained in covetousness. They are accursed children. 15 Abandoning the straight path, they have been misled. They have followed the path of Ba′laam, [the son] of Be′or, who loved the reward of wrongdoing, 16 but got a reproof for his own violation of what was right. A voiceless beast of burden, making utterance with the voice of a man, hindered the prophet’s mad course. 17 These are fountains without water, and mists driven by a violent storm, and for them the blackness of darkness has been reserved. 18 For they utter swelling expressions of no profit, and by the desires of the flesh and by loose habits they entice those who are just escaping from people who conduct themselves in error. 19 While they are promising them freedom, they themselves are existing as slaves of corruption. For whoever is overcome by another is enslaved by this one. 20 Certainly if, after having escaped from the defilements of the world by an accurate knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they get involved again with these very things and are overcome, the final conditions have become worse for them than the first. 21 For it would have been better for them not to have accurately known the path of righteousness than after knowing it accurately to turn away from the holy commandment delivered to them. 22 The saying of the true proverb has happened to them: “The dog has returned to its own vomit, and the sow that was bathed to rolling in the mire.”

      (Matthew 28:19-20) . . .Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded YOU. And, look! I am with YOU all the days until the conclusion of the system of things. . .

      This last scrtipture shows that Jesus would have followers doing his will, because he said he would be with them all of the days, until the conclusion. What would they be doing? Making disciples.

      (Mark 13:10) . . .Also, in all the nations the good news has to be preached first. . .
      (Matthew 24:14) . . .And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.

      • AC

        rules of man from 2 thousand years ago, when the world was flat and it was ok to kill someone that did not agree. Its 2011, time to update the cults by-laws

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  • jerry

    he claimed he was actually operating a youth outreach ministry.
    smoke and mirror….Tom jones said the same thing?

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